Search Results: "Corinne J. Naden"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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RON’S BIG MISSION by Rose Blue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A winner. (biographical note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Deftly told and warmly illustrated, this fictional account of an incident in the Civil Rights-era childhood of Challenger astronaut Ron McNair tells a powerful story. Read full book review >

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Song of the Sending by Corinne O'Flynn
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"A rollicking series opener that will leave readers eager for more despite its characters' occasionally befuddling behavior."
A teenager, his pet tiger, and his closest friends discover a magical new world in this YA fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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QUEENIE by Corinne Fenton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Sad indeed, but a little bland—though less traumatic in the telling than the stories of Jumbo or the Faithful Elephants (1988) killed at the Tokyo Zoo. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
In this true tale of an elephant that crushed a keeper after peacefully giving zoo visitors rides for nearly 40 years, Fenton tones the drama down to near nonexistence (for better or worse). Read full book review >

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VALENTINE SURPRISE by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lily's solution is a salute to creativity, ingenuity and thinking outside the box; it will have all parents cheering her efforts and hoping that their own child takes a page from her book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For Lily, the week before Valentine's Day is filled with attempts to make the perfect heart for her Mom. Read full book review >

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SAYING GOODBYE TO LULU by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Hoyt's perceptive illustrations in watercolor with colored pencil and ink help create convincing personalities for both Lulu and the little girl and add a timeless, cozy quality that contributes to the story's reassuring tone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lulu is a black-and-white, elderly dog who is adored by the unnamed narrator of this gracefully told story of love and loss. Read full book review >

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TWO CHRISTMAS MICE by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Since these new friends need a chance to use their new china tea set, Willamouse and Annamouse are, as you know, likely candidates to celebrate other holidays together in further installments. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Willamouse and Annamouse are two civilized mouse ladies who each live alone in their own well-furnished burrows that, unbeknownst to them, share a common parlor wall. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE SAVE FOR LAST by Corinne Demas Bliss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1992

"It's no surprise that many entries here appeared in women's magazines like Redbook and McCall's, for these are comfortable, soft tales full of delicate apercus—indeed, too delicate for those who like to bite into a short story and taste a flavor they can name."
A sampling of tales and sketches focusing on women at troubled or simply weird moments in their lives (when certain unpleasant truths whisper in their ears), by the author of the novel The Same River Twice (1982). Read full book review >

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BRUCE THE BALDING MOOSE by Corinne Mellor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Imaginative, not sturdy. (Pop-up. 4-7)"
Bruce The Balding Moose ($13.99; Nov. 1996; 20 pp.; 0-8037-2064-5): Bruce is bald because his antlers have fallen off again—an annual event, to be sure, but this time it coincides with a big dance. Read full book review >

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THE GEEZER FACTORY MURDERS by Corinne Holt Sawyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 1996

"It would require the comic skills of a P.G. Wodehouse to give this series some salutary life, and such skills are not evident here."
Camden-sur-Mer is the prettiest, poshest, most begardened and beservanted retirement community in the vicinity of El Paso. Read full book review >

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AFRICA, MY PASSION by Corinne Hofmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2014

"Of interest to followers of Hofmann's other books about Africa but not especially compelling otherwise."
The best-selling German author of The White Masai recounts her unexpected return to Africa. Read full book review >